Sunday, December 28, 2008

A 'Faith' brooch at The Craftypad

Hello. I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas. I'm still not here so if you are reading this...delayed posting works. I've made this brooch for the latest challenge over at the Craftypad. This week you have to add some bling to your creation.

A few years ago when I lived in Gibraltar I got into the awful habit of destroying my hubbies CD's to make jewellery...so when Tina sent me a link recently on this subject it gave me the perfect excuse to start destroying again.

Debbie has asked for a tutorial and I know there are tutorials out there showing how to make them but this is how I do it...

*Colour your image in using Distress inks and then put a very thin layer of crackle glaze over the top and allow to dry.

*Cut a CD (needs to be cut at a 45 degree angle or it snaps) into the shape you roughly need. Sand it on the shiny side. Paint a layer of Acrylic paint and once dry stamp all over with alcohol inks finishing with a touch of gold.

* Edge in Walnut brown Distress ink and then decide where to punch your holes. I used my Big bite for this. Then just thread lots of gold wire in and out and add beads.

* The crown was originally silver so I used espresso and gold alcohol inks to give it a distressed look. Then very carefully glue gems onto it and attach to your image with silicone glue. DO NOT attach to your brooch just yet.

* On the back of the brooch adhere twisted and beaded wire in a position you like. Once they are stuck in place and completely dry turn over and glue down your image. Once the whole brooch is dry attach strong card to the back and then used silicone glue to add a brooch attachment.

* Spray with varnish and allow to dry.

Voila one unique brooch!

24 comments:

A Robin's Nest said...

Emma this is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial!!

Macpurp said...

This is amazing! You are clever!

have more used Cd's if you want any.
Love teen xx

bubblegum said...

Hi Em,

And what a gorgeous brooch it is too - thank you so much for making such a superb DT piece - amazing. :)

xxDebbie The Crafty Pad xx

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Hi Em this is such a gorgeous brooch, how clever are you? i adore the colours you've used too, they are stunning. Look forward to your return hun! hugs Linda x

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I love that crown especially -- very eye-catching brooch! Very saucy-looking expression on The Ladye's face!

azLizJane said...

Yummy! This is gorgeous!!!

Liz

Dawn said...

I loved the brooch Emma - gorgeous !

Hope you had a great Xmas!

hugs
Dawn
xx

Cathy said...

Stunning brooch Em, and thank you for the tutorial - might make one if i can sneak one of hubby's more dubious CDs!!
Hope you, Belle and the boys had a great Christmas and have a Happy New Year and all the best for 2009.
Hugs
Cathy xx

Donna said...

Hi Emma, Love your broach, how clever are you? Hope you had a lovely Christmas and hope santa was good to you. We had a great Christmas was able to talk to Adam on the web cam on Christmas day so he was able to see all and the kids enjoyed showing him their presents. Isn't the internet fab? Take care, hugs Donna x

Helen said...

This is fab Emma!
Happy New Year!
Helen x

Terrie B x said...

Hi Emma...
`Best wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year`:)
Your broach is sooo `beautiful`love the crown:)~X~

craftymug said...

Your brooch is absolutely lovely!

nessy said...

wonderful brooch ~is there no end to your talents???
happy new year to you and yours
vanessa xx

Helen said...

Happy New Year! Hope you're well Emma! There's a little something for you on my blog...
Helen x

Alison said...

Hello Mrs! Happy New Year. love this brooch. Left you something on my blog :)

Kirsten said...

Happy New Year Emma! I love the brooch, it's so unusual. The colour is fab & the bit of bling is a perfect touch. Hugs, Kirsten.

Donna said...

Hi Emma, just popped over to see how your keeping, hope everything is good with you. Take care. Donna x

kim-paperbabe said...

Gorgeous brooch, love all the details, Hope you are well, HuGs Kim x

Lois E. said...

What a great idea! Love it! Hope all is well.

a message from gillyflower said...

wow what a super brooch
sorry haven't been around much lately thought i would drop in and see what you are all up to
gill

Joy said...

Hi Emma belated Happy New Year to you! Love this brooch you are so clever, colours are beautiful xx

a message from gillyflower said...

hi here again
you have been tagged so pop over the see the rules
gill

Monica said...

Just stopping by to check in on you. Hope all is well. I miss you!

jacquiscards said...

the idea of that is so cool and could be used to make a pendant

your blog is amazing x